On Jun 22, 2015, Chillybean from Near Central, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
A pretty, native to US caterpillar, though I have to admit, the adult looks rather dull. The tree where this was found is large, so if there is any damage it will be minimal. We are enjoying learning about the cool native bugs on our property, so I am glad we now know this "fellow".
Look, but don't touch, as it can cause an allergic reaction.
On Jul 17, 2010, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:
Found it dining on my Weeping Larch, but also found it being parasitized by beneficial wasps.
Let the cycle continue...
On Feb 3, 2007, DiOhio from Corning, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Host Plants: Larva feeds on over 140 known hosts, including alder, apple, balsam, fir, birches, larch and sumac.
>>>>It's sometimes a pest on Christmas tree plantations northward.